by Tim O’Hare
If you have been injured as the result of a car accident, a defective or recalled product, a fall or injury at work or on another person’s property, you may face a long legal battle to receive any due compensation for your injury.
Navigating the maze of insurance laws and dealing with insurance companies is often a frustrating and anxiety-filled ordeal, and yet, many people assume they can handle their injury claim on their own, without the help of an attorney.
There are many reasons one might need to hire a personal injury lawyer, here are a few examples of common personal injury claims:
Motor vehicle accident — If you are injured or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident such as a car, bus, boat, or motorcycle accident that was caused by another person, perhaps due to drunk driving or distracted driving, you may be entitled to a personal injury claim. A lawsuit may help you recover compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and/or loss of companionship, for example.
Wrongful death — Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person? If so, you may be entitled to make a wrongful death claim. Surviving beneficiaries of the deceased, including the surviving spouse, children and parents may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
Injury suffered on another person’s property — If you have suffered an injury while on another person’s property, you may have grounds to make a premises liability claim. Premises liability cases, like many other personal injury cases, can be complicated, as it has to be proven that the property owner was negligent and the injury suffered was a result of that negligence.
Injury suffered by a defective or recalled product — Products liability is another common category of personal injury cases, as thousands of product recalls are issued every year on items determined to be of potential danger to consumers.
Medical Malpractice — Have you experienced illness or injury as a result of a doctor or medical professional’s negligence? Mistakes made by medical professionals due to negligence can result in serious injury or even death. Medical malpractice cases can be especially challenging without an experienced personal injury attorney.
How a personal injury lawyer can help you
Hiring a personal injury attorney for any of the reasons listed above should not be considered an unnecessary expense. Doing so can pay back multiple dividends, decreasing your stress level and helping you recover more money than you ever could on your own to help you pay for medical bills, recover your lost wages and be compensated for your pain, hassle and scarring.
Here are several practical ways a personal injury lawyer can save you time, money and frustration:
Avoid the hassle of dealing with the insurance company. Insurance adjusters can be tricky. They often strive to get individuals to settle for far less than what they are entitled to. A personal injury attorney will work for you, dealing with insurance companies and the law, to ensure you are treated fairly and receive what the law says you are due.
A personal injury lawyer will be familiar with all the laws pertaining to your case. Laws that often vary by state, but an experienced attorney will know your state’s laws and how the laws affect your case. They will also have the necessary knowledge to help you receive fair compensation. If your case for any reason needs to be disputed in court, a personal injury attorney will provide the best representation to handle your case.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer allows you to focus on your own healing rather than being consumed by your case. Being injured in a car accident or in a work-related accident can be life changing. Don’t take on the unnecessary burden of dealing with the insurance companies on your own. Hire an experienced personal injury attorney to focus on your case so that you can focus on yourself. While it may seem costly at first, it will pay off in the end when you receive the full amount owed to you, rather than only a portion of that, which is likely what you would receive if working without an attorney.
If you have been injured in a car accident, suffered injury on another person’s property, or suffered an injury through no fault of your own in another manner, contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare. We will help you in your time of need and make sure you are not taken advantage of.
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